HL980A  XT


NET POWER 351 hp (262 kw) at 2,000 rpm
MAXIMUM TORQUE 1857 N ·m (1,370 lb.ft) at 1,400 rpm
OPERATING WEIGHT 31,502 kg /69,450 lb
BUCKET CAPACITY (HEAPED) 5.6 m³ (7.30 yd³)
BUCKET BREAKOUT FORCE 24,400 kg (54,795 lb)
FULL TURN TIPPING LOAD 18,700 kg (41,230 lb)
TRAVEL SPEED FORWARD Max- 40.0 km/h (24.9 mph) (5 speed)
TRAVEL SPEED REVERSE Max- 25.3 km/h (15.7 mph) (4 speed)

Cummins Performance Series Engine (NEW)

Eco Gauge, Pedal & Report (NEW)

Smart Power Mode (NEW)

ICCO (Intelligent Clutch Cut Off) (NEW)

Hydraulic Differential Lock

Parallel Z-bar Linkage

Automatic Engine Shut Down

Optimized Power Matching

Improved Bucket Fill Factor


Foldable Side Mirror (NEW)

Fully Adjustable Seat and Armrest (NEW)

Enhanced Weighing System (NEW)

Air Compressor (NEW)

Full Sound-Proofed Spacious Cabin

Audio System

Heated Air-Ride Seat

Wide Touchscreen Monitor

Centralized Cluster


Fully Openable Engine Hood (NEW)

ECD (Engine Connected Diagnostics) (NEW)

Fully Sealed Engine Room with Tilt-Back Hood

Hi-Mate Remote Management System

Centralized and Easy Access to Service Points

Engine Air Filter with Increased Service Life

Initial Maintenance Interval

Easy Filter Replacement

Wide Core & Fin Radiator

Optional Performance Features

5-Speed Lock Up Clutch NEW)

Axle Oil Cooling System (NEW)

Thermostat for Transmission Cooling (NEW)

Hydraulic Locking Front axle w/ conventional rear axle

LED Light Package

Joystick Steering

Dual Break Pedal

Optional Safety Features

AAVM (All Around View Monitoring)

IMOD (Intelligent Moving Object Detection)

Radar (NEW)

Optional Convenience Features

Remote Control Door (NEW)

Auto Greasing System (NEW)


Hyundai HL900 series wheel loaders deliver maximum performance, productivity, and efficiency. An important feature of the new A-Series machines is the use of Cummins Performance Series engines that comply with the international Stage 5 emissions-control standard. Combined with the engineering and product design expertise of Hyundai, these engines will deliver substantial performance gains from a smaller, lighter power package. Customers will experience more than a 10-percent increase in power and a nearly 20-percent increase in torque compared to previous engines, all while using less fuel.

Add a long list of Hyundai innovations – including an accurate onboard weighing system, unique bucket design for better load retention, and free use of Hyundai’s Hi-Mate cellular-based remote management system for five years – and you’ll find the HL900 A series offers unbeatable value.


Hyundai construction equipment is precision designed with trusted and proven components and systems from leading OEM’s.  The HL980A XT is designed to be rugged and reliable for longer up time, reduced operating cost and improved productivity.

Hyundai construction equipment is manufactured with the highest grade of steel due to Hyundai’s dominance in the steel and shipbuilding industries.  Rigid cycle testing, heat testing, vibration testing, and shock load testing is conducted in the design and manufacturing process of all new models insuring optimum durability and reliability.

Hyundai’s improved bucket design features an innovative wider opening, curved side plates, and enhanced spill guard to maximize bucket capacity and reduce material loss when traveling. Durability is enhanced through the use of wear-resistant HARDOX 400 grade steel in key structural areas of the bucket.











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Cummins Performance Series Engine

Combined with the engineering and product design expertise of Hyundai, the Stage 5 Cummins Performance Series engines in the new A-Series machines will deliver substantial performance gains from a smaller, lighter power package. While Stage 5 guidelines do not apply in the USA, the Cummins Performance Series engines featured in A-Series also satisfy Tier 4 Final emissions control requirements. The Stage 5-compliant Cummins Performance Series engines integrate the newest after treatment system – the Single Module™ – with leading combustion and air-handling technology to be Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR)-free for simpler, reduced installation costs.


On-board Auto Weighing System

All Hyundai loaders come standard-equipped with an integrated onboard auto weighing system, accurate to within plus or minus 1%. The system can be operated in auto mode, whereby weight is displayed when the bucket is lifted to a specific height range (-5 deg to 15 deg), and weight is logged when the boom is lowered below -5 deg. Operators can also manually weigh loads with the press of a button. The system can display current weight, store up to three total daily weights (A, B, and C), and previous total daily weight.


Hi-Mate Remote Management System

Hi-Mate telematics system is provided free of charge for 3 years with all new Hyundai wheel loaders. Customers can remotely monitor performance, service and geo location data for their equipment at any time of the day. Hi-Mate saves time and money for the owner by promoting greater preventative.


Fuel Efficiency Package

Using the Eco Gauge function, operators can monitor fuel consumption in real time or review historical data. Displayed values include engine torque, fuel efficiency, average and total fuel consumed. Hourly and daily fuel consumption also are viewable through the menu. A-Series models now include a new Eco Report feature, Smart Power mode that can adjust engine RPM in heavy load work, and ICCO (Intelligent Clutch Cut Off) to save fuel without compromising on performance.


Cab Comfort

Cabs on the Hyundai HL900 series wheel loaders are all about operator comfort and control. They’re up to 10-percent larger than previous models, and offer additional floor space and improved visibility. In-cab sound levels are more than 2 dB lower, making this one of the quietest cabs in the industry. New cab comfort convenience features in the A-Series include: Foldable Side Mirror, Fully Adjustable Seat and Armrest, Air Compressor, Ride Control Enhanced, and Enhanced Weighing System, Remote Control Door (option) and Auto Greasing System (option.)


Audio System

The radio with MP3 functions, the integrated Bluetooth hands-free feature, and the built-in microphone allow for phone calls and for listening to music while in the field.


Heated Air-Ride Seat

For enhanced operator productivity, the cab features a heated air-ride seat that is fully customizable to each operator's preference.


7" Touchscreen Monitor

The 7 inch (177 mm) interactive touch-screen monitor on the HL900 series is large, easy to understand and visible during the day or night.


Tilt-Back Hood

The HL900 series has improved accessibility to the sealed engine room with a tilt-back hood to allow for easy cleaning and maintenance. The engine compartment was designed to prevent any possibility of fire due to contamination. The wide open access when the hood is open also enhances serviceability of the engine and cooling room. New serviceability features in the new A-Series include a Fully Openable Engine Hood.


Service Access

All of the service points for the electric and hydraulic systems are located in easy-to-reach areas for optimum accessibility and maintenance. New serviceability features in the new A-Series include a Fully Openable Engine Hood. New serviceability features in the new A-Series include ECD (Engine Connected Diagnostics.)


Engine Air Filter

The HL900 series has a large-volume air cleaner, automatic dust ejector, and a three-stage turbo pre-cleaner (optional) to improve the replacement cycle and durability of replacement parts.


Initial Maintenance Interval

The initial replacement interval for engine oil and filter is extended to 250 hours to further reduce maintenance costs.



Hyundai's HL980A is standard equipped with a full color, integrated rear view camera, viewable through the monitor. This feature keeps the operator aware of objects and personnel behind the machine and significantly reduces the opportunity for accidents.


Steps & Handrails

Convenient hand rails coupled with access steps and ladders with anti-slip tread improve accessibility and reduce potential falls.


Cab Visibility

With emphasis on operator satisfaction in terms of noise, safety, and maintainability, Hyundai’s wheel loaders offer a comfortable cab space with low-vibration, reduced noise, and a superior safety design. The HL980A XT A-Series model has a new engine hood design with wider visible rear area.


Speed & Safety Controls

For operator safety, HL900 wheel loaders have a travel speed limit setting. New A-Series models now include an Emergency Stop Button and Seat Belt Warning Alarm.